Welcome to Premier Academy
Where we build exceptional athletes, learners and leaders
Every single day!
I first got involved in the great sport of cheerleading when I entered high school. Knowing nothing about cheerleading, my friends convinced me to attend tryouts in grade 10 and I was instantly hooked! My passion grew as I continued to cheer throughout high school and got more involved.
After graduation I just couldn’t give up cheerleading!
After graduation I began assistant coaching at my high school to stay involved in the sport and continued coaching at Lindsay Thurber once I moved to Red Deer for college. As much I loved coaching, I just wasn’t ready to give up being an athlete. When I transferred to the University of Alberta I tried out for the cheer team and was captain for my last year. In September 2004 I started Premier Cheer Edmonton, the first all star cheerleading program in Alberta with one team and 10 athletes. Over the next 5 years the program continued to grow and so did all star cheerleading in Alberta.
This was just the beginning for Premier Academy!
After running the program in Edmonton for 4 years Scott and I moved to Red Deer and I continued to run the program from afar. However, it was time to try start a program in Red Deer. In September 2009 Premier Cheer Red Deer was established with 3 teams and 60 athletes. The program grew unbelievably that year and we quickly outgrew our school and gym rentals so we decided to open our very own facility. In the Spring 2010 we moved into our own 4500 square foot facility that was home for three years. This space was soon filled with classes and team practices and we came to the point where we needed additional space. As of January 2015, we moved into a fully renovated, 10,000 sq foot space that features 2 full sprung floors, preschool classroom, tumbling area, numerous training aids, and a pro shop!
In the spring of 2014 we were approached with the opportunity to open a program in Calgary at which we excitedly accepted! We are now located in our own 5000 sq foot space that features a full spring floor, tumbling area with tumble track and numerous tumbling aids, pro shop and large lobby!
We are not only building exceptional athletes but also exceptional leaders and learners!
Premier Academy is Red Deer’s and Calgary’s Leading Athletic and Personal Development Center. In addition to providing a high-quality cheer, tumbling and preschool program, we’re proud to focus on building Exceptional Athletes, Learners and Leaders where our athletes quickly and easily become CHAMPIONS both on the floor and in the GAME of Life!
We’re proud to provide All Star Cheer Teams, tumbling classes, private lessons, day camps, a licensed preschool and birthday parties to athletes ranging from 3-18+ years old. What this means for your family is that YOU GET IT ALL HERE! We’ve put together the best of the best in a program that leaves our athletes sweating, smiling and learning…all while having the times of their lives and making friends for life!
Easily recognized as the #1 Cheer program in the area, Premier Academy serves athletes all over Red Deer, Calgary and surrounding communities. We’re always honored and humbled when we welcome athletes who happily travel long distances to train here because they are confident that our programs are life changing!
At Premier Academy you can expect the following:
A Second Family
Everyone who joins our program becomes part of our family. We pride ourselves in helping to build lifelong friendships, memories, a support network and another place to call home.
The Highest Quality Cheer, Tumbling & Preschool Program
That means you can expect an organized, well-ran activity for your child. We know how valuable good communication and planning is. We want your child to be a part of something GREAT!
A Professional, Knowledgeable and Innovative Staff
At Premier Academy, athletes and students are exposed to amazing role-models. They see first-hand coaches and teachers who are athletic, smart, and family and career- oriented. You can also trust that your child is part of a program that is current with industry standards, following proper progression of skills, and constantly combining creative minds for the best possible products for you!
A Safe, Clean & Properly Equipped Facility
This means that your child will train in a gym that has proper mats and flooring while learning the very intricate and complex sport of cheer and tumbling.
A “Home” for Loyal, Respectful and Driven Athletes and Students
Your child will become more self-confident, motivated and learn to love being a part of program that challenges and leads them to excel.
We’d like to offer you a free private lesson and tour!
We would love to meet you and welcome you into the Premier Family. Please take a moment to enter your name and email address into the box in the upper right hand of this page so we can share some of our great products with you. If you’d rather just pick up the phone, please call 403-352-7744 and let us know if you’re on our website. We’ll schedule you for a FREE Grand Tour of our facility and a meeting with one of our awesome coaches to help you determine which program is right for your child.
I’m confident that once you see our facility and meet our coaches and athletes, you’ll know that you’ve found what you’ve been looking for!